The LPN in Specialty care is accountable and responsible for the delivery of care to Veterans across 17 different specialties. The LPN has the skills, knowledge and determination for self-direction and concentrated effort to carry out the most complex practical nursing care assignments with patients ranging in age from young adulthood to the most senior years. The LPN provides complex nursing care to a variety of acutely or chronically ill patients who require astute observations. The LPN is expected to be alert to subtle changes and to take appropriate and timely actions to alleviate or prevent problems. Understanding the nature of the illness and/or disease and treatment regimens is required to facilitate prompt reactions to subtle changes in the patient's condition. The LPN varies the order and sequence of assigned procedures and nursing care based on the patient's condition and uses judgment in selecting the most appropriate guidelines to apply. Established, specific and detailed guidelines are available as resources. Other guidelines include the patient medical record, procedure records, plans of care, medical histories, etc. The LPN plans, schedules and performs nursing care, problem solves and modifies care independently, utilizing previous experience, policies/procedures, standards of care and standards of practice as a basis for decision making. The incumbent should be self-directed, reliable, and flexible, organized and have excellent assessment skills able to detect any abnormal reports and follow up accordingly. He/ she must possess excellent customer service and utilizing effective communication skills to promote the team concept in the delivery of patient care. He/she will be expected to cross- train and assist in all areas of Specialty Clinic as assigned by the Nurse Manager. CLINIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: - Complete clinic intake (vitals, reminders) - Maintain clinic flow, room turnover - Stocking, monitoring equipment and supplies for outdates - Patient follow-up over telephone - Administer medications based on scope of practice and hospital policy - Set-up/take-down rooms for outpatient procedures. - Assist providers and other nursing staff with minor procedures and outpatient recoveries - Facilitate communication between providers and patients/families- Patient/family education Work Schedule: 8AM - 4:30PM Monday - Friday Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.